The Planning Division is responsible for administering the City's zoning and land use codes. The City's land use regulations are intended to create a positive business and living environment while preserving and enhancing the appearance of the City.
- Enlarge your home
- Construct a new retail building,
- Remodel an existing commercial building, or
- Locate a new business in Garden Grove.
For development standards (e.g. setback requirements, parking requirements, landscaping requirements, etc.) please see Title 9 in the City's Municipal Code.
The Advanced Planning Section is involved in:
- Updating the General Plan (or constitution) which is the blueprint for the physical development of Garden Grove,
- Updating the City's land use regulations to implement the goals of the community, and
- Interacting with other agencies to try to solve regional issues such as traffic congestion, air quality, and housing needs.
Development Projects Update List
Online Zoning Map
Municipal Code - Title 9 Land Use
Conditional Use Permit No. CUP-073-2016 - Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration Report
Questions About the Flood Zone?
The City of Garden Grove has prepared information as a courtesy to educate property owners about the flood zone and flood insurance.
Garden Grove General Plan
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Land Use Element
- Chapter 3: Community Design Element
- Chapter 4: Economic Development Element
- Chapter 5: Circulation Element
- Chapter 6: Infrastructure Element
- Chapter 7: Noise Element
- Chapter 8: Air Quality Element
- Chapter 9: Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Element
- Chapter 10: Conservation Element
- Chapter 11: Safety Element
- 2014-2021 Housing Element
- Community Design Element Exhibits
- Circulation Element Exhibits
- Noise Element Exhibits
- Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Element Exhibits
- Safety Element Exhibits
On July 15, 2008, the State of California Governor signed Senate Bill 1185, to allow for the automatic one-year extension of time for Tentative Tract Maps and Tentative Parcel Maps that have not already expired and were approved by the City's hearing body prior to July 15, 2008. In order to determine if your Tentative Tract Map or Tentative Parcel Map is affected by the approval of Senate Bill 1185, please contact the City of Garden Grove's Planning Division at (714) 741-5312.
Planning Forms & Applications
- Planning Fees
- Application for Sign Review
- Conditional Use Permit General Information
- Environmental Information Form
- Land Use Permit Application
- Land Use Permit General Information
- Lot Line Adjustment Form
- Preliminary Development Review Application
- Preliminary Use Review Application
Project Environmental Documents
Questions about Garden Grove zoning and development requirements can be made in person at the Development and Permit Center, which is located on the first floor of City Hall, 11222 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every other Friday. City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays. You can also call (714) 741-5312 for more information.
For questions or comments regarding planning, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.